BMW is one of Germany's top automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company.
BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz are Germany’s best-selling luxury carmakers in the world. The Bavarian company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich. It also owns and produces Mini cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
With the 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW is sticking its toe for the first time into the compact segment. It's intended to attract new customers to the brand with high sitting, lots of interior room and a variety of options. It's the first BMW with fron-wheel-drive and a three-cylinder-engine option.
With its new 4-series Gran Coupé, BMW aims to offer a more dynamic, elegant and sophisticated alternative to the 4-series coupé und convertible. And the Gran Coupé has exactly the same length, width and wheelbase as BMW's two-door coupé. But BMW is convinced this is a niche with a future. We checked out the Gran Coupé with a 180 kilowatt 428i gasoline-powered engine.
Alongside the M3 sedan, the new M4 coupe is the latest model from BMW. Its inline six offers the performance of a high-RPM naturally-aspirated engine with the benefits of turbocharging. That means up to 317 kilowatts of power with 550 Newton-meters of torque. Three large air intakes on the front spoiler make no secret of the power within.
Hyundai's third generation Grand Santa Fe can rival the big boys, including the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and the VW Touareg. Despite its all-wheel drive technology, the Santa Fe isn't a real off-road vehicle. The new model has a ten-centimeter longer wheelbase and bigger rear doors and windows. The front bears Hyundai's trademark hexagonal radiator grille with a fourth chrome bar.